Power Concedes Nothing: How Grassroots Organizing Wins Elections
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About the Author
Linda Burnham is an activist, writer and strategist who served as National Research Director and Senior Advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She was a leader in the Third World Women's Alliance and, for 18 years, executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center.
Max Elbaum is a longstanding activist in the peace, anti-racist and radical movements. He is the author of Revolution in the Air and is currently an editor of Convergence (formerly Organizing Upgrade).
María Poblet is a longtime community organizer with roots in Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, and East Los Angeles. She was instrumental in building Causa Justa:: Just Cause and currently serves as the Executive Director of Grassroots Power Project and as a board member of the Bay Area Rising Action Fund.
"Thanks to the contributors and editors of this immensely valuable collection, the lessons gleaned from an array of successful organizing strategies will not be lost to the historical amnesia that often claims such local but transformative work."
- Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz
"Fierce contributors offer us battle-tested wisdom for the struggle ahead."
-- Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
"The broad center-left coalition to defeat Trump in 2020 was an artful display of strategic unity and tireless mass mobilization. These writers give invaluable insights into how that victory was won..."
-- Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement
"An antidote to the sort of superficial gloss that often passes for political analysis."
-- Manuel Pastor, director, USC Equity Research Institute
"An important, wise, and accessible book and a positive assessment of the role that electoral work can play in social change movements. It's also a reminder that we need to... use every possible avenue, including voting, to create the world in which we wish to live"
-- The Progressive